RT part 9: California and a 50 Mile Run

Sept 28 SHR mile 128 I didn’t sleep so well in the Mammoth Lakes Motel 6 last night. Probably the combination of lack of air conditioning, the tractor trailer trucks rolling through the parking lot, or most likely that I’m just not used to sleeping in beds. I ate good though. Sara and I went … Continue reading RT part 9: California and a 50 Mile Run

RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

9/17 Portland, OR From the Abbotsford hotel room we were only about 2 miles from the US border and a few hundred from the car that we left at White Pass in Washington. I figured nobody would pick up hitchhikers crossing the border so we just walked through. Sara forgot her passport so that made … Continue reading RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

Sept 13 PCT mile 2576.8 This morning we woke up a mile outside of Holden Village at their designated campsite and walked to their dining hall for breakfast. In another lifetime this place was a copper mining camp but now it’s a Lutheran Retreat Center, and is completely off the grid. They rarely see PCT … Continue reading RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Sept 7 PCT mile 2419.9 So the rest of yesterday, after I fired off the last blog post, went really smoothly. Our friend Malibu, who lives in Seattle, drove out to Snoqualmie Pass to have lunch. And he brought us some massive cookies. We chilled out by the Aardvark food truck all afternoon and just … Continue reading RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

Aug 20 Seattle, WA As we were driving out of our parking spot in the Fishtrap BLM land this morning, we noticed how smoky it was in eastern Washington. So smoky that we might not be hiking the PCT. We still had a few hours to monitor the situation but as we were driving west … Continue reading Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

The Long Trail: Lincoln Gap to Smuggler’s Notch

Since I’m back in Massachusetts and in between longer, more complex trips I’m trying to take on some adventures closer to home this summer. Including trying to section hike the Long Trail in Vermont. The Long Trail goes the length of the state starting and ending either on the Massachusetts or Canadian Border. In 2015 … Continue reading The Long Trail: Lincoln Gap to Smuggler’s Notch

Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ

Day 25.....20 miles.....AZT mile 612.8 Our stay at the Travelodge last night gave me all the rest and strength I need for this last stretch of trail(I hope). This morning a couple of our friends, Hoho and Chicory, who had recently moved to Flagstaff had us over and cooked us an incredible breakfast. These two … Continue reading Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ